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Mark Flash always knew where he needed to be. When other kids were running the streets, he was trying to figure out how to get into the clubs. There were DJs in the neighborhood who would let the younger kids who knew what was up hang out with them, watch them practice spinning at home. And, from time to time, some DJs would let Mark handle their records, carry them into the clubs. Eventually the world saw the debut of…DJ Mark Love. Later he was reborn as DJ Mirage, after his promotion company, and, for a number of reasons, he evolved into who we all know as Mark Flash. Why? For one, the way he dressed. Even when he was casual, he’d stand out, not as a gimmick, but because it was who he was. Second, due to the work required in promotions, he was a busy man. He seemed to be everywhere at once, yet extremely hard to find. Mark Flash was a not a name he chose, but one that was given to him by fans, and it stuck.
With underground parties and raves, the word began to spread that Mark Flash was a name to be loved if you were a party or club goer. Thanks to a tip from a longtime friend, DJ Rolando of the techno terrorists, Underground Resistance, Flash began flexing his musicianship as a behind the scenes producer for the house music label, Soul City. Merging house, techno, and funk, Mark Flash stands as one of the few DJ/producers who can legitimately play an instrument and read music. He’s not looking to bore you with psuedo-intellectualism. He wants to make you move. He defines his production style as “…loud and funky. I want listeners to say, ‘DAMN!!”‘
Mark Flash has since joined forces with Gerald Mitchell and Ray 7 which make up, Los Hermanos. Travelling internationally, he has shown the world that there’s more to him than just the typical DJ. With skills in keyboards and percussion, Mark Flash puts on a unique show utilizing his talents to form a musical hybrid. As a member of Underground Resistance [UR-078], Flash has taken on multiple projects, from remixes, new releases, mix cd’s, collaborations with other producers, performing at local/ international events as well as charity benefits…just to name a few.
Paying more “dues” than most, Mark Flash is not to be played with. After all he’s been through, he’s not about to back down from the musical game. “Some folks think I’m new, but I’m not. I don’t care what your name is, you coming on after me, you better be ready. I get up there, ignite it, and let it burn.”